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Scientists Work to Understand and Predict What the Virus Will Do Next

Scientists work to understand and predict what the virus will do next. Will this pandemic ever end? How will the virus continue to mutate? In this article scientists talk about different scenarios and possibilities. The COVID-19 omicron variant could possibly morph into the ideal virus that is highly transmissible, but tamed by vaccines. However, scientists

Richard Sayre Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Richard Sayre, a New Mexico Consortium Chief Scientist, has just been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). In 2021, the NAI has elected 164 academic innovators from all over the world to NAI Fellow status. The NAI Fellows Program is a distinction that calls attention to academic inventors that have demonstrated a

Specifica and OpenEye Scientific Announce Release of New Software

Specifica, Inc. and OpenEye Scientific recently announced their release of a new software they have developed to assist antibody engineers and bioinformaticians at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. This software identifies diverse antibody sets which will help advance the development of new therapeutics. OpenEye’s Orion® Antibody Discovery Suite, which exclusively includes AbXtract™, is an antibody discovery


Dr. Yoko Suzuki Published Work Looking at Theory of Vacuum Texture

Dr. Yoko Suzuki, a scientist at the New Mexico Consortium, has recently published her work Vacuum Texture: A New Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and a New Loophole for Bell’s Inequality Measurements that Preserves Local Realism and Causality in the International Journal of Quantum Foundations. EPR paradox arose in 1935 when Einstein asked a rather sarcastic question (expecting

Ke and Perelson Publish New Model Linking COVID-19 Viral Load to Infectiousness

Dr. Ruian Ke and Dr. Alan Perelson, both from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Consortium, recently published a new study, In vivo kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 infection and its relationship with a person’s infectiousness, linking COVID-19 viral load to infectiousness. This work looks at understanding the impact of drugs and vaccines that lower

Emma Goldberg Publishes SARS-CoV-2 Variants Research

Emma Goldberg, a Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Consortium scientist, along with colleagues, have recently published their work, Estimating the strength of selection for new SARS-CoV-2 variants, in Science Communications. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to control the virus as it continues to adapt to human hosts, and new variants emerge.